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South Dakota Field Office
Release Date: 04/24/12
Contacts: Contact Mark Jacobsen 406-233-2831    

BLM Environmental Assessment Available

The BLM Environmental Assessment for the Wharf Resources Inc. surface gold mine proposal is now available for a 30-day public comment period.

The proposal is to mine and reclaim .12 acres of the .74 acres of BLM-administered surface within the 528-acre Wharf Mine expansion project. The project area is located approximately 2.5 miles west of Lead, in Lawrence County, S.D.

The EA may be viewed on the BLM South Dakota Field Office website:

Comments on the environmental assessment must be postmarked by May 17, 2012 and mailed to Jon David, Miles City Field Office, 111 Garryowen Road, Miles City, MT 59301-7000, or emailed to  For more information contact Mr. David at (406) 233-3665.

Please be advised before including your personal-identifying-information; that your entire comment, including personal-identifying-information, may be made publicly available at any time.  You may ask in your comment to have your personal-identifying-information withheld from public review; however the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.    

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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 06-28-2012